Ulster bank look set to close their irish operations.Ulster Bank do a good deal for business startups and used to, and may still, give two years free banking. I would suggest that you get some documentation (e.g. a utility bill) in your own name before your approach any bank. The Irish banks have shown themselves to be shockingly incompetent when dealing with non-residents opening up bank accounts. I would also wait until you are back in Ireland before you approach any bank.